The big story right now is the meeting between Trump and the Russians in the Oval office…..the media and Twitter are going batcrap crazy over this breach of protocol…..for one allowing the Russians into the Oval Office without any good guys but allowing Tass, Russian news agency, to bring in a camera crew…..and did Trump or did he not divulge some sort of intel or worse?
The Washington Post this afternoon published a stunning story reporting that President Trump disclosed highly-classified information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during their visit to the Oval Office last week.
According to the Post,
In his meeting with Lavrov, Trump seemed to be boasting about his inside knowledge of the looming threat. “I get great intel. I have people brief me on great intel every day,” Trump said, according to an official with knowledge of the exchange.
Trump went on to discuss aspects of the threat that the United States only learned through the espionage capabilities of a key partner. He did not reveal the specific intelligence gathering method, but described how the Islamic State was pursuing elements of a specific plot and how much harm such an attack could cause under varying circumstances. Most alarmingly, officials said, Trump revealed the city in the Islamic State’s territory where the U.S. intelligence partner detected the threat.
The Washington Post is withholding most plot details, including the name of the city, at the urging of officials who warned that revealing them would jeopardize important intelligence capabilities.
This needs to be investigated……I know his brainless followers think not but ignore them for most are brain dead…….
Ask….why would Trump do this thing?
Option # 1: Trump didn’t really know what he was doingTrump is not someone who spends much time learning the intricacies of diplomacy and information sharing. He ran as a candidate who eschewed any sort of formal briefings, believing that his gut instincts were the best guide he could have.Given that, it’s uniquely possible he didn’t know that what he was doing by apparently disclosing this sort of top secret information to a country that may well not have America’s best interests at heart.Maybe he wanted to impress Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak with his knowledge — and what better way to do so than to tell them a tidbit of information they didn’t know?
Option #2: Trump knew what he was doingDemocrats have insisted for months that there are simply too many connections between Trumpworld and the Russians for moments like this to be coincidences. As in, where there’s smoke and smoke and smoke and smoke, there has to be fire.“As Yogi Berra said, ‘It’s too much of a coincidence to be a coincidence,'” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told CNN’s Chris Cuomo in an interview in Washington Monday night. Later, she added: “Every day I ask the question: What do the Russians have on Donald Trump? He’s always catering to them.”(cnn.com)
I would wait for a verdict but then McMasters came out and said he was in the meeting and nothing happened…..my problem is he was reading from notes as he spoke…..why would you need notes if you were there?
And then Trump threw McMasters under the bus with two tweets……
His two–tweet defense, when combined: “As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety. Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism.”
He, Trump, just does not know when to shut the f*ck up!
Eventually the people around him will get tired of being f*cked over by this guy and will turn on him.